The Checkup: Why You Crave Carbs First Thing in the Morning

And more healthy reads to start your week.

Carbs get a bad rap, but despite all the no-carb recipes floating around the internet, we really do need them — especially in the morning. As registered dietitian and eating coach Christy Harrison notes, “… You should have some carbs with your first meal; your body needs and craves them in the morning, since your brain runs on glucose and you’ve been deprived of it all night long.” See? [Refinery29]

The ultimate runner’s dream? Finding an undiscovered trove of (clean!) porta-potties. Here, one runner shares his story. [Runner’s World]

• Fact: Quitting your Fitbit is hard — and this story proves it. [Science of Us]

• “Badlands is basically washed out hills of 50,000 year old mud,” and other hilarious things people say in one-star Yelp reviews of national parks, right this way. [Mother Jones]

• This fitness class looks like it just may be the key to unleashing your inner Beyoncé, hair-blowing-in-the-fan moments and all. [POPSUGAR Fitness]

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